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BY THOMAS BUCHANAN READ;
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Hamlet--S-eajr cm wj rorL
6,.W-ilxloir)' Swear ! E'naltpeate,
Tt irten.cn, kOK Ion; BrST Jra fcuil
Tlie Teogednea that jaetice inspires ?
With treason how long will J trifle, " '
And iharoe Cie proud eame of .jam aires?
Out, aut, idi tut sword aud the-xifls,'-'
In defense ef your homes and your fires I
Th fis of tta m IteToUuso . -
Swear firm! to serve and uphold;
Thatio treaausoiza' hrealh of fkiUDtion,
Shall tarnush one star in its fold,
Swear!
AnTliarlt, the ie?p TCicos replyicj,'
jTroia graves where your fathers are lying,
"Swear! Oh! swear!"
In this moment who hesitates, barters .
, The righta which. his forefathers won,
Hfi forfeits' ail'e'laun'to" th charters
Transmitted from sire to son.
Kaeel, kneel, at the f raxes of nr martyrs,
And swear on yonr sword and your gun:'
Lay np your great oath en as altar,
As hug and si strong as 8tonehenge .
And then, with sword, fir and halter,
Sweep" down to the field of reVenge, i
Swear!
And hark, the doepyoioeg ,raplyingtf aryrl
From graTes where your fathers are lying,
6 Tsk ,f r Jt " swear i ds i ww.l i
By the tombs of yonr sirev&nd brothers, (
'. riie' hcai wli-icH its" traitors LaWifaiaf
By the tesrs of ' our sisters, and mothers,
In secret concealing their pain; ;
The grief which the heroins smothers
! Coii&dmia'g Hi 1 irt and Uid Sraih; P. j
By the sigh of the penniless widow, '
By the sob of her orphans' despair, j
Where theT sit in their sorrowful shadow.
Swear!
And hark, the deep yoices Teplyjngj-. $
From graves where jonr fathers are lying: .
"Swear! Oh! swear!"
On monnds which are wet with the weeping,
Where a nation has bowed to the sod, .
Where the noblest of martyrs are sleeping, '
( Let the winds bear your Tengeaaee abroad,
And your firm oaths be held in the keeping
tr 5f, your .patriot hearts and your God
Over Ellswartiij for whom the 'first tear ' rose,
While to Baker and Lyon you look; ;
By Winthop istar among heroes,
By the blood of onr murdered McCook, i
Swear!
,ttfd Jark,iSejeeJ TgipcrfpVJn'.J -
From graves where your fathers are lying,
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Asa Hartz is taken Prisoner.
pone up in more ways man
llarti is a prisoner of war. '
And o Is Klubs." 1 v r '
That you inay know,' -my dear -bowier,
the full history of this lsuientable affaiir, I
have concluded to .oyerhaul. my journal,
and give you the particulars, through the
Mobile Tribunr, beginning with " ''-i :
Sunday, July the Wth. -Mounted the
poop-deck of a hoi's 4hat had been ; im
pressed firm an undertaker by the laziest
lieutenant in the service, and was goine
tbward the Lapstone Bangers at the rate of
mile an hour. Sent Klubs ahead as ad
vanced grtardwith inBtrnfetions to recon-
noitre aai Sail out if the .enemy were near.
Klubs is a genius, my bower, keenly alive
to all that's on "the "board, and on this oc
casion - r laved., his hand-. beautifully'; so
wellindeeJ, that we both will have ah op
portunity to spend tea. summer and fall
months where the delightful breezes of
Erifi- hke will fa-rrour fevered brows. -.3
KliiL yc-nt aLead.'.. au J., jls ooa .as-out
of eight, made a brilliant, dashing and
successful raid TipafTaTfarm-hotise dairy
capturing,, without loss, a pail of, butter
milk, v Tpe gobtling prccess-r-so fart as
the buttermilk Was concerned was scarcely
in blue made their eopearance at dairy
door nd persaafd KK'bs to " come out o'
::at and r.umat.
,K;iubs
vpajd willingly
have declined the invitation, my bower,
bat the careless-handling of a sabre and
two revolvers served to impress hint, with
the necessity .of at once, tccepting-rr-and
Klubs was led off a captive.'
In the sweet' ionacc&cef ignorance Ve
gan! ing the fate of poor- Klub I rodepn
my bower, until a sudden turn in the road
brought me sacredly nearef few hundred
Illinois and Missouri cayalrj.,a Fiudijig I
bad surprised thein on. their right flapk,
the stragetic idea at once occurred to me
that it would be a.dogOn'ii -good, joke' to
turn back, and by making a detour sur
prise them on their left.' At least I sup
posed they were trprised; "1 knoW that I
was very much so, my bower.f .The move
ment was doubtless a good one, jf it had
been carried but, but there "were two' ob
stacles to its ceomplihcaenti'.Firs a
chronic indisposition to- move- on the part
of niy steed. Second, the peculiarly win
ning and persaasivd styla in which a couple
the gay and festive railers, with Teu
tonic accent, suggested the propriety of
my coming on, " and that d d quick,
too!" ., V.7
By way of doing away with any mistake-
ID regard to the direction "I was to'' take,!
twn .rT.;no waw. ruH in l,nrfnr,tJ t. i
Bower: I am Vcraqoered province ; ai
subjugated Mvereipnty. In the beautiful
and exr retire linri of the. armv, I am f
sition, the little end of each bearing
rectly upou a point six inclibs above my !
hor.-e's ears by which I-nnderstood that i
my line ot uiarcti lay riirtctly in the direc
tion occupied by their big ends. . The at
traction was so intense; my bower, that I
fouud it inipossjbip to (urn my own or my
horse's head torn them, and accordingly
went in, Tho following coLVersation took
place: ; ' . i v . 4
Gay and entice Raider Who you Was ?
Ana Uartz I am Asa IIartz.. ; X
JiaiderYat rank ?
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fcWiZSriii-MajoraJid . Q. Z. of the
Lapstoae Racgers, Cosiaopolitan Corps. 7
' "tVanted to know if I fcad acjanag. Told
Lira n?, and wouldn't hurt him for anything
ia the world. . Begged him not to be afraid,
bat to lead me to the boss of the raid.
Carried me up to Major Fnllertofi, who
told ms'inake mjself at lioaie ; il.at he was
on little pleasure excursion sad was only
Waiting for me to make up the part j. Was
turned over id Slajor Montgomery, of the
6th Missouri Cavalry, a gentleman and a
soldier, my bower, and worthy of a latter
eause.
kst "IU e aod hei dorf,' " Bl
the way, my bower, that" last dorg speech
of W fe. ' a -nard. He
And thEtaf fief fay" m w.vch I waff
taken tn out of tue wet.
f, fMcmdvy, 20th -By tacit agieement, it
was Conceded that 1 was not a prisoner,
but had captured the entire patty of raid
ers, aud I immediately took command of
the expedition, by riding in advance of the
column. Klubs, to f rfevent strajrgling7rc
raqiued jn jthe rear :s didn't permit any put
to leave the line during the march, to go
into watermelon patches oh, no! Stopped
at night with k patriotic old farmer, wiiose
sole concern was simply a desire to know
if We were able to pay for what we got in
greenbacks. Told we would. Patriotic
,pld 'Er'nicfSag satisfied"-. J."..'.'.TJO
I uesdiy, 2 1st islcpt last ni ght t a bed.
Fee badlj. this mornings The . farmer's
f'-iatituiioni-to the Buuiber'of twenty or
thirty, mounted horses, belonging to the
farmer,-and isserted thtir new freedom by
taking position 'in i he rear -of the column.
Observing little miss (grand-danghter ef
patrioriyfarmcT) etaodnt thefrate, and' as
toe iamfly servants and family borses nlea
past, the lachrymal of her first yonng sor-;
row streamed down Lerr innocent cheeks.
Wednetday, 22d Slept last night be
tween twt dttctors,- ef-tber federal persua
sion, and feel grateful that I am alive
this morntngi'!- Entertained-'gome doubts
of the latter proposition until fully satisfied
ef thefiiritby,Klubs, who'inttodaced to my
favorablej consideration a glass,: with a lit
tle Sugar and wate, and something in it."
Am introduced to several major gener
als, brigadier trenerais, - colonels, cap-
tains, etc. Was told to wake myself com
fortable, and every "practicable arrange
ment seems to have been made to render
the laecoinplbhment'cf that object - easy.
Mem. The fed. generals don't live any
better than 4bTeb, generals, my bower.
Thursday, Aug. 33 Prepare to go to
Vicksburg by railroad ; start taVickbburg
by railroad: walk four miles and a half
through the hnt sun to see the great Ulys
ses S., playfully and facetiously called old
" UutonditWTtal. Surrender.? . Asked to be
paroled &od go tutk, into-Dixiei. Nary
parole except the limits of the city. A
k-waUcBEOHad, this famous bone of sanguin-i
ary contention my bower, reveals ediDe cu
rious fa.cts and arouses some special recol
lections. Here are holes in the bluffs
herein, the fLapsiones, sheltered .hem-
selves from the iron storm, or peacefully
soashk.to-eat-iu comfort, theis- rations of
IC is5ttMle a fabrication of myTiticle
Jake lo" gel up a sort of adrme-andXhalf
enthusiasm in, the .minds pf. outsiders, and
induces credulous people to believe that the
Lapstoneff bad some. respect for Mr. Bcr
ton. You have doubtless heard, too, my
bor,iTiat"yjckiAinrg went up ""for" want,
of provisions.
.. That siorj woti p iot Jacque,. for I: saw
with my own eyes thj whole levee, so fur
as the eye-could reach, covered with com
? stores' ?uu Pl 01 ..BOV"'
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too. 4o-notice what a-tremendous ehanjre
had taken place in public sentiment dur
ing one short month;-; 'Thirty days ago,
my bower, this place was filled with sol-'
diers VKo -swore by7 Jeff. Davis, andinow
would you believe it ? Every man you
meet is a son of a gun, dressed io blue,
and thinks Abe Lincoln is boss of the con
cern. ?i -This Is a cui ions fact,7 and I am go-'
ing to bed now to sleep, upon it.a
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A dreary week of fever has elasped, my
bower, since nry daily, journal of events
wag touched. The quick and constant
rush of hot blood .through my Teinss has
kft ine, in the language of; Klubi,t"pow-'
erful weak." 4 In the intervals of delirium,
I have caught sight of a female figure, es
caping! -from my roorrf, and know that
some ministering angel of the female style
of architecture, has been attending . mc in
my illness. God bless tlte women !
Left Vicksburg on the steamboat Hope,
with aboat six hundred companions in mis-
cry. Upon parole not to escape, had the ,-
pf" the .boat,-- end gratefully ac
knowledged the courtesy and kindness of
Captain McGUnnis,- and all the. other, -of-,
ficers of the steamer. Beached the hightsi
of Cairo, took the railroad ahdran through
the States ef Jliinois, . Indiana . and Ohio
faster than you can go from patriotic
Jackson to Meridian-., Iwish yon wou' write
to "old Blizzard' my bower, and tell him
that Asa Harts is golibled. I am in San
dusky City, waiting for the boat to take
me across iie bay to Johnson's famon isle,
where I will meet about a thousand of
rjghteousT f They are to hivsj trie' there, my:
bower, and 1 will write you often if they
will le.me. Yours, as far as I can go,
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ASA HARTZ.
di'iohiateera, in the-Uuid --S;'ales j
Navy, about 1 400. The quota of the i
BiioDE Island asd thb War. The
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number of men from ,Bhoda Island, who i
have enlisted in the army or navy sinoe4
the., war. broke out, is J6.606. , Of throe
years' volunteers there was 9,-ilO; of nine I
i.im.tdo' vnl.vnt.-.,. 9 l- f(i m(i,' 1
Stute iipon the several calls of iho Presi-
tircly frozen over.
tlttiA ti.i- fit ill (Kill nnil w!l HI (!ftn vnliiiitAafo It
foMhree years 6t during the War, amounts
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up to the clo'se of 1803, 0,410, showing un
excess of 2,178, or 30 per cent, above its i
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-DrsrATCHEs from-Pittsburg report the
Allecrhenv" and Menoneahcla rivers en-
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ASA HARTZ. General Butler.
- The -following are -extracts" "from Par
ton's bookenfitled General Butler is New
Orleans."-f ; ,,,.-i , ,t.
Mr. Parton tells as-that Mr., Breckin
ridge was at that time $ Cnion man, and
was bIievef to be honestly such by Mr.
Btttler.-"-! e- '-' V- - 1
AFTER THE ELECTION.
tf . Ti. ia (lia,nnlilMtl.n'
bra t)E tho steamship IGreat Eatsternl have ;
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1 w.u w'.Hbv. v.
jTiie drawing to4abi pl.et at JaeLfort-!
on,tlie-Mai0,, -amll th, .ro twoi htmdred '
shares, rangins from 250o2.000.fa.The
dinner in this.-raffla! w'ili protiihlT-reel,-t'-HE"ERAV0"E,Y
with the huge ahip oil hi hands; like the
victiai in, the east whom his"8vereiirn nun-
via ' December 1SG0, after the election
ef. Mr. Lincoln, Hutler :jrentaWashing
toa, Where he bad many and ecrions con
versations with his Southern brethren.''
They were !deteraiin'ed on "secef sion, and
asked- him to go ' with thenf. " There was
room in the South,- they said, for sac It as 4
he-. lie tow them the North wvnld fight
against secession, :, and they laughed at
him they told him the Korth would tarre
if it resisted, and 1. a laughed' at them
He told ' them :' If the South fights;
there is an end to slavery,' and they
laughed again.! ;Tbey. asked him if "he
would fight ,ja such a cause," and he re
plied " most certainly," "" When the 8outh
Carolina " amba?sadors,.'cam to Wash
ington, Batkr proposed io the; Attorney
General to trv them for treason. ' ? ' ;i
General. Butler said to the Attorney-;
General :
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" You say that the Government can not 1
use its army and navy to coerce' South f
Carolina ' in" South Ciirohna.' Very-well.'-Ido
not agree with yo j but 3ei die pro-.
position ;be granted.. Ifpw, eecessiou , is
either a right or it i? treason. , I it . is a
right, the sooner we know it the better.
If it is treason,' so'is'thepresentin'g of the
ordinance of secession tn-the- White House
to the-Preside'nt. -Admit them., Let them
present the ordinance. ; Let the 'President
say- to them, j (J Gentlemen, you go hence
in .the custody of "a marshal of the United
Statcsj'as prisoners of Estate,7 charged; with
treason against, ydu J Country f Surnmon
a" grand jury iere in Washington. a Indict
tho;j commissioners. .If any tf . your xffi-"
cers are backward in acting, you. have the
appointing power; replace theul with men
who feel as men should at a time like this.
Try the commissioners . before the-; Su
preme Court,-with all the .impoaipg. foinis
and stately ceremonial which marked the
trial of Aaron Burr. I have some repu
tation at home, as a qriminal lawyer, and
will stay here to help the district attorney,
through the trial without ; fee or reward.
If .they are convicted,'cxecute the sentence.
If they' are acquitted, yon will have done
something toward leaving a clear path fori
the incoming administration. lime' will
have been gained ;.but the- great advan-,
t'age will be, that both sides will pause to
watch this dignified proceeding ; the'pas-;
si.rjs of men' will cool ; the great "points at
issue will become clear to all parties; the
mind of thai country, will .-be active while
passion and prejudice are allayed . Mean
while, if you can not use your army and
navy in Charleston harbor,' yoii can cer
tainly employ them in keeping order here.",
This was. advice soaud to the 'aire and
worthy of a great lawyer, and of an imer-,
kap , who- comprehended thoroughly the
meaning of lawful liberty. "- Ofcourse'it'
was.ri&t heeded.' The ' commissioners "
otJ ambassadors heard of it. '- i-wt ' i ' -.
" Why, you would not hang ins.;? '- said 1
Jir. ;Orr, ;oue of them, Jo- .Lutler j ,, j , ,
. ''.'Oh, po," was the reply4 not unless
you were found guilty." '
" neL had one last,' long interview with
the SotttherS leaders, at -which the whole
subject was gone overv'. Forr: three) hours
he reasoned with them, demonstrating the.
folly of , their ' course, and , warning, them
of final and, disastrous failure.'. The con
versation was friendly, 'though warm and
earnest on both sides. ; Again he was in
vited to join them, and was offered a share
,in -their enterprise, and . a .place in that
"sound and. homogeneous government"
which they meant to establish. '.He left
them ho room to doubt that he took sides
with Lis oountry, and that all he had and
all he was should be .freely .risked in .that
country 's-cause., Late at night . they sep-..
arated to know one another too more ex-"
cent as mortal foes. "' "" " 1 '.V "1
ine- next -morning,- -ienerai--uutier
west to Senator Wilson, of "Massachusetts,,
an old acquaintance, though long a politi-:
cal opponent, and told Jiim that the South
ern leaders meant war, and urged him to
join in' advising the Governor of their State '
to 'prepare the "'militia' of Massachusetts
for the-takihst field."" !- od .: iJ .vi .
He .'went himself te Governor Andrew,
and advised hiin to put the militia, of. fats ,
State on a war fnoting, sending away all
who were uhwiiiing' to leave the State, and:
supplying their plaees. Also, he7"arged
him to have twenty thousand overcoats
hlade; to this there was j)ppo6iti6nj but '.
Governor Andrew was- equal to the: .-emergency
; he ordered :tha coats, and. the
last stitches ,in the last, hundredof them ,
Were performed while the men stood' drawn i
npon the Common waiting- to strap them ;
to." their knapsacks .before) getting into the
cars for .Washingtonj" ; L-.ai-i f t
.That was - the way the gallant old Bay
State was inado ready for the war.', " r -
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. - .. ..u-.' j(ib elf ,
Thk Nashvillo,. Press . iseredihly in-,
frnitd that, a few days aco, a party'of the '
Sixth Ohio Battery,, .while, out foraging,"
were .captured by, a party ,-of .rebels i jSome,
miles beyond Tullahota,the foraging party
numbered, one lieutenant, and . eighteen,
men. , Seven, of them were, ied shot,"" and;
thrown into, the rivet!" It was. not known
.it.' ry ' . -r, , i - i -s r 'r . .
V7 Mcani5 otrtlle ot. uie,meB(.iA wo
11 V' were tnrown:.inTo ine wtiicr maue
tlu!'r fCHPa Tullalioiuawheie they ;re-
portea wuaf uai fcecotue oi .inexanyt A
waf Im'-liately;. eet.iB pursuit,, of
. S SUr?'? :.,!; .; (," ; :-;,ft el fr,M o
iihed by presenting him a whito elephant. I
The Soldier Bride's Farewell.
BY MRS. M. R. CONGDON.
- - '-A Fold your hands tenderly
- --O'er my sad heart,
T'J To keep it from breaking ' 't
When yoa aimll depart.
::i :; t ; ; . .t
:The words have been spoken, ;
r.,, ., That made me yoar bride,
. How pleasant life's journey, ; -""
--With you by my side. ' .
J r--f .(., . 1 1.:.: : . : s.:.: . ' .
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5 .'YsWecmntry is calling, "5 ; :'
" I Will not repine,.' t:r r" ' '. "
Pt . t; Co gather fresh lauraU !t t
j. .To strew on her sbrinev .
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' Though hard is your pillow "'
" i On the earth's cold breast,' ' " 5
.. '-' Bright angels are round yoUj ' f-
! i.7 To hush you to rest.' r. I -'. ..
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Should the angel of sorrow. . jj
Stre death in your way,. . , ,
;For your country and larv,'
"'''Oh, Will yeu not pray ? "" ;'-'U
Ma the land of the blessed i .-.i'l
rv.N") sorrow shall ccrme, .?c; '
.Bright morning shaU follow ., v '
The night of the tomb. . ..
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' Oh, vain are all kind words " '
' To tell you my love;! "" r ' ' ' .
Like a deep rolling river .: I i
Jt onward doth move. .i-,.
, ' Oh list ! The drum soundeth ,
Like a funeral knell, ' .
'' So twine your arms round me, " ' '
And bid me farevetl.. ' ' '
The Designs of the Rebels-Desperate
Measures Resolved Upon.
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.upinspitoof high prices, aud. the ever- w
ci.iiirt . mir i-n.-n ia wiimin'Ti,,,
greed' bumncs was.pevcr so;bnsk as now.
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r rvl Iv" R, . t ' tViW l TaWJ. i
"A 5
tbe P!tce f'!neral .'ooraB,. tleceascd, -After
as jcommander of tho Irish Legion, sta- , .
The following statement ias been
handed to ns by a gentleman a citizen of
Kentucky in whom we have entire con
fidence. He assures us that the inforpiation
was obtained from s person recently from
Bichmond,- who while, there occupied an
important official position. The informant
is not a convert to . Unionism, and the in
formation given , below , was communicated
confidentially .to. secession sympathizers,
through whom, it leaked, and reached our
correspondent in, a way. and from sources
that give him, full confidence in the relia
bility of the. statements. Ed( Gazette.
s .".We have from .the most reliable in
formation just received from Bichmond,
the followiug programme: -7 Our informant
occupied a-position that gave him an -pp-portunity
to see the rebel President often,
and required hitn to be present at Cabinet
meetings. They are determined to regain
if possible; Kentucky , 'and Tennessee
without these there can be no Confederacy.
It is the intention of the War Department,
to conscript, all able-bodied persons,, with
out, regard -to age or. condition.. Already
it has begun, and men , who, have hereto-,
fore escaped the army, "are. now in 'the
ranks. The case is desperate,' and the
leaders are aware of it. i f i ft- ..i
"Invalids, or . those not absolutely .dis
abled for garrison duty will be. there placed.
Negroes who can be trusted will be armed
and fight beside their masters.- They will
not be trusted in companies or regiments,
in the field'' The forts will be manned en
tirely with 'negroes, commanded by. white
commissioned, and non-commissioned ofli
ocrs. The negroe's pride will thus be ap
pealed to as he can fight beside his master.
In many cases this will be; effectual
' -. '- By this means they will be enabled to
bring a large ;forea into the field, and hope
to drive the Union troops from Tennessee
and Kentucky. , ,They kaow as well as we
the time of the enlistment of our troops, ,
and its expiration: ' ' - ' ' 's "r'' ' '
- -!" They have bad copies of our recorded
papers ja, our War Department up to No- ,
v ember. 1st. . They, know that numerous'
egimonts will have served, out their time
in the Spring, and hope then to achjeve a
victory over those left. - 1 "
V--'- We give this information that the Gov
ernment amy: realise, its dangers, and ;se-
cure. Kentucky- and Tennessee beyond
doubt,
Citizens of Kentucky have been
- '-2:: j .l'v-.:.-j-
apprised 01 a coming invasion by tricnds
in the Confederacy.' We' know of rebel
sympathizers receiving letters advising
them to' sell all except real estate, and hold
themselves in readiness to join the army. of
liberation. , '
" In a rebel caucus of the members of
Congress, it was determined to give up all
coast defense rather . ,than: Kentucky end
Tennessee.. t. f . f Kti .:;
" If, they prove able to drive Grant from
M3 stronghold, itr 'will,7 they telicve, pro
long the war, Cause theirreeognition abroad,
encourage copperheads at the North," give
them strength in Europe, iind cause de
pression.throughout the land.. We do not
anticipate this result, but give facts as they
exist in Bichmond, instead of . Tsere; ru
mors; as heretofore. 's
if W sincerely; trust thaGeaeral Grant
will not allow himself to.be surprised, nor
tho. Government: allow him f to beoycr
whelmed. The whole available force of
the South will be brought against him, and
that soon." Ci:"Gaz:-- -
ita
"Greens are high! this year. ;.The
smallest evergreen' now sells in New ''Tori
for Jlwo'or three shillings," aud large , trees j.
bring. fro.m'i ?10. 'to '.?a0 while;;eyer:
greea rope 1 -worm irom six eenis to :
tiooed at Fairfax C H , Virginia.
I
,
Honesty in the Executive.
Mr." Lincoln will most probably "be re
elected President of the United States. : In
this direction the current of popular fuel
ing is now running. Since the day of his
nominal ion by the Chicago Convent ion, his
popularity has beea constantly increasing.
He is an ioneit wan. This, even his most
bitter "political opponents do ' hot deny.
And strict,'simpla honesty, in the Execm
tive of the Government, is as desirable as
for some years past it haa been 'rare.'
- Honesty, .even tha' most conspicuousj
may seem, a small consideration to urge in
Mr'Lincoln's ivor, and yet it is a great
one. He was one of the honest massesof the
people who make up, sustain, and earry on
this Government.. He was ..taken - up by
his fellow -citizens, and .honored; by the
highest gift in their power to bestow. Ho
was thrown into associations of the most
corrupt characterl ' It was the dark day of
the Bepublic. ' Dishonesty, political trick
ery, and corruption held high carnival, and
revelled, almost uhcheckedj in' tha very
capital of the nation. But the new Pres
ident was an:7iaf wwt. ' Slowly" but
surely he began to weed the tares out from
the wheat, and We soon learned, that if we
had not an Executive of great ability, we
at least had one who possessed purity and
uprightness of purpose. - . .,, '
In selecting officers for elevated places,
the people have not been sufficiently de
sirous to elect loftest men. The adminis
trations of Tyler, Pierce, and Buchanan,
Icarnod the people an important lesson,
but one mostdearly bought. The country
was brought to the very verge of ruin.
But in I860 there came a new order of
things. An honest man was nominated
for President, and this character, unstained
and beyond reproach, Mr. Lincoln has
maintained through one cf the most trying
ordeals in our country's history. ' If he be
lacking in ability he more than compensates
in faithfulness and uprightness of purpose.
Let 'us have "Old Abe'' for the sjcond
term'. He has been tried, and is known
to be true.' Bisides his re-election would
seem like a return to the ways of good old
times, when lumett Presidents, like Wash
ington, Adams, Jefferson, and others; were
kept in ofnc? for two tonus. Yes, give us
ff Old Aba", again, and patriots can not
but feel that they, are, living ia the begin
ning of a better age for the Bepublic. (
Reformation of William Wirt.
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Lj;;,l:,,t.,,1l'rH;.'l';v,H
as aw akenea, and. Ills tuirs.t being so 1
r(;r w yai CAmn h, ..-.
g' wnt l'. tae- liMe grdecry
?l f?? Sf rinJc' whpn ho j
T'e, , . iau,lkfcrch,ef- at v l,ich i
he looked for the name that was on it j
pausing, ho-exclaimed.
-"Great God ! who left this with me?
;The '' distinguished William. "Wirt,
within six or seven' months after his
Brst marriage, became addicted to in
temperance, the effect of which oper
ated strongly on the mind and health
of his wife, land in a few months more
she 'was numbered with the -1 dead.
Her death led hirrr to' leave- the 'coun
try' where he ' resided and remove to
Richmond, ' where he soon ' rose to
distinction. ., Eut his habit hunj about
him, and . occasionally he was louna
with jolly, frolicsome spirits of bac
chanalian revelry. His true frfends
expostulated, with - him to- convince
him of the: injury he was - doing to
himself. Bat he still persisted. His
practice began to fall off, and many
looted on him as on the sure road to
ruin.;' He was advised to get married
with" a view of correcting hi3 habits
.This he' consented to do, if the right
person offered, ns accordingly paid
his addresses to, Miss Gamble. After
some mouths' atteution,. he asked her
luutu in marriage-. . She replied : .....
" Mr. 1 Wirt, I have been well aware
of your intentions for some time back,
and should have given you to under
stand that your visits and 'attentions
were not acceptable, had I not recip
rocated the affection which you evinced
toward, me., .But I can not yield my
assent until you make me a pledge
never to taste, touch, or handle any
intoxicating drinks." ' ?'' """'
Thi3 Ireplytd Vfirt was as unexpect
ed as novel. His reply was; that he
regarded that. proposition as. a bar to
all further, consideration of tho sub
ject, and he 'left 'her! Tier course to
ward him was the same as ever his,
resentment and neglect." ''.,'" '' .
In the course of a few weeks, he
went again and solicited her hand.
But her reply 'was "that her mind was
made lip."' He became indignant, and
regarded the terms she proposed as in
sulting to , his .honor, and vowed it
should be the last meeting they should
eyer baye Ie took to drinking worse
nd worse, and seemed. to run head
long to ruin.' ; 4 . , "1 . '
, One day, while lying in thd, outskirts
of thb city, near a little grocery or
grog "shop, drunk, young lady whom
it is not necessary to name, was pass
ing by tai way to her home not far
ofL' and. beheld him with .his .faco ip-
iWard to.theraysof the scorching sun.
. A..1. 1 1 II ' 1.. . P ' ". I , ' '
suc vyos-ncr, uivuuiwcrviuci, wjin uer
aiue marked apon it, aiul placed
over, Ins Mee. Alter be had re
Who placed this on my face V I
.
No one kr.c ,r. " . lie droj j'cd the)
glass, exclaiming:' .
"linouga: Eno-. 'i' '
lie Retired, instA'iiiy f. ott th store
forgetting ti'a tlirst, bui not Lis de
bauch, the handkerchief, t?r tie lady,
vowing . tliat : f if . God - gavs him
strength, never" to- tedi,- taste or
handle any intoxicating drinks.
To meet Miss Gamble was the hard
est effort cf Lis life." " If he met her ia
lier earriiiga or on fjot, ho popped
aronfid tfit! tiearesf corner.
". She 'at last, addressed Lira ft liote
under her own hand, inviting" him to
her house, which he finally gatLered
courage enough to accept.-. HatoU
her if he still bore affection to him
he would arce to her own terms.
Her' -reply was ; ; . ". t
." My .conditions are now what they
ever have been." .. . "
" Then," said he, f I accept them."
They soon married, and ' from ' that
day he kept his word, and his a!Tiirs
brightened, 'while honors and "glory .
gathered thick npon his brow. - ?
Ladies Exploring the Nile.
At the last meeting; of the Iloyal
Cfeogfaphical Society ia ; Londnn, an
account was given cfan exploration of
the White Kile by a party of Dutch la
dies, who went attended by two hun
dred men engaged as porters, fifty sol
diers, thirty-two beasts cf "burden,
numerous servants, and a Collection cf
articles intended ; a3 gifts to the na
tives. ! This novel exhibitioa seems to
have been quite successful ; the tribes
having probably become accustomed
to white faces, and perhaps struck by
the bravery of a party of female ex
plorers. . The expedition started from
Khartoum in light boats, and after en
countering a host of obstacles, reached
a large saarshydake situated about 9
degrees north latitude,' and 25 degrees
east longitude. ... Thence their goods
were carried by land westward, through
a well-watered 'country abounding in
vegetation. In passing through the
native villages they found the chiefs
civil and, the people hospitable ; but
although they enjoyed free quarters
the first day, every subsequent day's
sojourn in these places proved expen
sive, for extravagant prices" were
charged for all they received.
Among the difficulties encountered
by the explorers it is related that the
mo3t vexatious were the complaints
of the; soldiers, who insisted that they
could not get enough to eat", bat at
times, also, the roads were impassable,
owing to the rain, and the great anx
iety of the expedition was to go to
place of safety where' they could ire-'
main during the rainy season, which
would last for four months. " The flora
of the district -was represent to be
beautiful and novel, and the party were
not annoyed by musketoes or any other
insects but white.. ante,' which were
very destructive. Occasionally they
saw elephants, and once they shot at
a lion, but the tract of country through
which they passed was so much peo
pled that but few wild bea3ts could be)
expected, is At last accounts these la
dies were still waiting for the 4ry
season, a . '- -. ': - ; . : - ,
A Good Story.
. i -.i X I e Z i
auamted -with thw state of aSiMrs.wind-
il. I i.
in-up the explanation with: W e low,
Colouelto bring the best quarter over
y v' ' & ? ' thundered
the Colonel, 'why didn't yoa say so at
first? Go to your quarters ! of course!
Battalion, ri.'ht ' face.' The Col.-.r.-l
In the Editor's Drawer of Harper's:
Magazine, - was the following good
storv of an Illinois soldier and aa Elia
oia Colonel the Utter, Colonel Oglea
by, well known to fame : . 'r ., ' ,,
''Well, one day his fer and draa
major went out into . the . woods t
practice a new tune. Attracted .n
doubt by the melodya fine, fat ehoaf
of musical ; proclivities,' came near,
alas ! for the safety of his own hacon,
too near, for our bass drummer, "by s
change of base," made a base attach
on, his- front ; while the fifer, by a bolj .
and rapid flank movement, charged ia
the rear. ... 'Twas soon over; -few
volleys of clubs and other persuasives .
were, applied, and pigiy "went dear'!
again,', .a'martyr for his love of roft
sic". But how to 'get' the deceased
porker to camp ! M That's what's "ihe
matter1, now"."- "After some time, ' an
idea strikes the drummer (not' so as
to hurt himV We'U put him ia tha
drum ! " "Jusrthe" thing, by hoke j,"
said the fifer. 5 One head was tal:ea
out, and the hog "stowed in, and . our
heroes started for' camp with their
drum between them. ' la the raeua
time the- Tegiment were out ca dre:s
parade aad the 'Ccioncl, somewhat
vexed at - the absonci cf his prizdal
musiciaru, no sooner, saw the gtsta,
than iu a voice of r-prinaad, he cr
dered them to take their, plsres w::,h.
tha music. .The drum bearers L2,.:-I.
looked aj each ofcer, then at the Co
lonel, but sail never a word. "Hi
Colonel repeated his order in a style
so emphaUo that it couldn't be misun
derstood. . The dealers in pork Lit
the crisis had arrived, and that aii ex
planation had become a military ne
cessity. . So the drummer, going up
had fresh pork for supper,'1

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